Friday March 25th 2011, 3:01 am
Snapshot: Rick Danko and Janis Joplin
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Rick Danko and Janis Joplin




Friday March 25th 2011, 2:42 am
Video of the Day: The Jayhawks
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Jayhawks- Waiting For the Sun

We are sad to have missed the Jayhawks’ — reunited an’ it feels so good — recently at Manhattan’s Webster Hall. Yet that doesn’t mean we cannot revel in the new reissues of arguably the finest band of the 1990s alt-country wave. Hollywood Town Hall & the chef d’oeuvre Tomorrow the Green Grass are available now. View the clip above of Gary Louris, Mark Olson et al performing “Waiting For the Sun” for their network tv debut on Letterman back in the day (circa 1991) — if y’all need a refresher.




Thursday March 24th 2011, 10:09 am
Style Find: Repop Mfg x Wes Lang
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Well apparently I still have wallets and Wes Lang on the mind….Fortunately Repop Mfg help take care of both these obsessions in one swoop. The Wes Lang wallet, which retails at $125, is a billfold cut from vegetable tanned leather. They are dyed, waxed & edged by hand in California with each wallet sporting an individual edition number (there are only 100 of these wallets in existence!).  More photos are after the jump.

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Thursday March 24th 2011, 3:13 am
Video of the Day: Sharon Van Etten
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YouTube Preview ImageSharon Van Etten- One Day

Sharon Van Etten with Cat Martino performing “One Day” from Etten’s second full length record, Epic (out now via Ba Da Bing!). Sharon is currently in the midst of a 30-date US tour that will bring her to beautiful Los Angeles tomorrow night, Friday, March 25th with a gig at the Satellite. It’s been a busy year for Sharon, what with recording her next full-length album with Aaron Dessner (of the National) and playing solo shows in Europe opening for the National. Maybe if you are lucky,  you’ll get to hear some of the new gems tomorrow night! In the meantime, please enjoy this MP3 below from Epic for your listening pleasure.
MP3: Sharon Van Etten- Love You More




Wednesday March 23rd 2011, 8:03 am
Style Find: Ebay Picks
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We’ve scoured Ebay to bring you some of the best style finds out there right now. First up, we have this vintage emerald green dyed fox fur swing coat. The auction is set to end March 28th and currently has 1 bid at $9.99. Click here to check it out.

Next up, we have these 1970s brown leather platform wedge sandals. They are currently available for 79.99 with the buy it now option, or you can make an offer. Click here to check it out.

Lastly, we have this brown suede leather fringe patchwork vest. There are currently six bids at $26.00. The auction ends March 28th. Click here to check it out.




Wednesday March 23rd 2011, 6:15 am
Video of the Day: Van Morrison
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YouTube Preview ImageVan Morrison – Into the Mystic

Van Morrison with his band Sound Hole live in San Francisco in 1974.




Tuesday March 22nd 2011, 4:03 am
Snapshot: Graham Nash
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MP3: Graham Nash – Chicago (Demo)




Tuesday March 22nd 2011, 3:37 am
Video of the Day: All Spots To Black (When You Awake Exclusive Premiere)
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All Spots To Black- Baby

We are very pleased to present to you the exclusive video premiere of All Spots To Black‘s “Baby”. The song appears on the Los Angeles band’s debut record,  The Water Tower,  which was released this past January and is currently available via Itunes. Hard copies, with hand silk-screened packaging, are available at shows. All Spots to Black is the project of Philip Krohnengold, the musician extraordinaire who has toured and recorded with this likes of Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks) in Golden Smog,  Gomez,  Ben Harper, Duncan Sheik, Leslie and the Badgers and many more. Rounding out the group are bassist Lucas Cheadle (Lucinda Williams, Michelle Shocked), drummer Al Sgro (Gary Jules, Alexi Murdoch) and singer/hammond organist Holly Conlan. Enjoy!




Monday March 21st 2011, 5:01 am
Snapshot: George Harrison and Bob Dylan
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MP3: Bob Dylan and George Harrison- I Don’t Believe You (Studio Sessions 1970)
MP3: Bob Dylan and George Harrison- Mama You Been On My Mind (Studio Sessions 1970)




Monday March 21st 2011, 4:04 am
Video of the Day: Pentangle
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YouTube Preview ImagePentangle- The Hunting Song

Pentangle performing “The Hunting Song,” a tune based on the theme of the Elizabethan round “Heigh-ho, nobody home,” and the mediæval story of a magic drinking horn sent by Morgana le Fay to the court of King Arthur. This track, referred to here as a “thirteen-century rock ‘n’ roll song,” originally appeared on Pentangle’s Basket Of Light album. This footage comes from their BBC special circa 1971.